To Be or Not To Be…Hip(ster)

I want to start a series of articles that examines my roots – to go back through my influences and try to distill some meaning by looking at where I came from. But I must confess that shit is boring on paper. To you, that is. It’s not that there isn’t interesting information there, but it really boils down to a list of things I listened to and changes in my tastes. I’m going to do some of that, but it’s going to be boiled down for the sake of brevity and sanity. Strap in, this one is going long.

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Killing Your Heroes

Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s not the most inspired title. It’s been said before and it’ll be said again. But sometimes things bear repeating for all kinds of reasons.

I kept my mouth shut when the whole Lance Armstrong vs. Oprah thing went down and partially it was because I didn’t want to get into the middle of that craziness. Everyone and their mother had something to say about it and one risks getting lost in the flood. But I’m going to take a different tack here. Continue reading